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Pakistan to probe 6 officials in Bhutto assassination case

Last Updated: Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 00:00

Islamabad: Pakistani authorities will
probe six senior police officials who have been removed from
active service after being named in the report of a UN panel
that investigated the assassination of former premier Benazir
The Federal Investigation Agency will conduct the
probe against Additional Inspector General of Police (CID)
Chaudhry Abdul Majeed, Additional Inspector General of Police
Saud Aziz, SSP (operations) Yasin Farooq, SSP (headquarters)
Ishfaq Anwar, SSP (investigation) Khurram Shahzad and Haider
Warriach, officials said.

These officials were removed from active service and
demoted to the rank of officers on special duty after the UN
panel submitted its report on the facts and circumstances of
Bhutto’s assassination in December 2007.

Meanwhile, an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi
today accepted a plea by the FIA seeking 14 days to conduct a
fresh probe against three persons in the light of the UN
commission’s report.
The FIA’s counsel said the agency needed more time to
investigate Syed Gul, Gul Roze and Mohammad Sharif, who were
exonerated in connection with a suicide attack in Kamra, to
determine their alleged involvement in Bhutto’s assassination.

The UN commission’s report has indicted the regime of
former President Pervez Musharraf for providing inadequate
security to Bhutto.

According to the report, security arrangements at the
venue where Bhutto addressed a rally minutes before her death
were also inadequate.


First Published: Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 00:00
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